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A Fast, High Gain Photodetector for PET

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80475
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80497S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A Fast, High Gain Photodetector for PET
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84431
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a functional imaging technique that has the potential to quantify the rates of biological processes in vivo. PET imaging can provide diagnoses for symptoms such diseases as Alzheimer┬┐s, head trauma, cancer, and stroke. However, the performance of existing PET systems is limited by the properties of the detectors available at present. This project will investigate a new solid state photodetector, which appears to be very promising due to its high gain, fast response, and low noise. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of applying the new solid state detectors towards PET imaging. The proposed photodetector will be built and then coupled to scintillation crystals. The performance of the detector modules will be evaluated. Energy and timing resolution studies will be conducted. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: Over and above the use in nuclear medicine, the new detectors should find use in nuclear and high energy physics, space research, homeland security, and nuclear remediation.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
Mr.
6176686855
KShah@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr.
6176686800
GEntine@rmdinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No